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post #1 of 404
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A can of coca-cola blew up on my iPod today.

So I went to my Apple Store. No 10GB iPods. No estimated arrival date.

So I then went to a CompUsa. No 10GB iPods. None on order.

Something is up.

Hope springs eternal,

iPodlessly,

Mandricard
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P.s. What do you want to bet that these things are updated on or about the 25th, hmm?

[ 01-16-2003: Message edited by: Mandricard ]</p>
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post #2 of 404
Did the Apple Store give you a reason as to why there were no iPods?
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post #3 of 404
Sounds like they sold out during Xmas. The 10 gig I'm told was the most popular model. They are available from the Apple Store on line, 1-2 days.

[ 01-16-2003: Message edited by: MacsRGood4U ]</p>
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post #4 of 404
[quote]Originally posted by Algol:
<strong>Did the Apple Store give you a reason as to why there were no iPods?</strong><hr></blockquote>
:: "They were getting of their inventory to make way for newer models" one of them said. then another added " We should probably start marketing those eMacs, they are going to be taken off the shelves soon too"::

ahhh,, only if people were that honest....
post #5 of 404
There were no Mac 10 GB iPods at the store when I tried to buy one. They did have plenty of Windows 10GB iPods so I got one of those instead. Perhaps for you guys it was only the Mac version that sold out.
post #6 of 404
Just had a look on the Apple Australia site. All models are shipping within 2 days.

P.S. This is going to sound like a stupid question.... whats the difference between the Mac and PC version of the iPod........ is it just the software bundled with it or is there coding differences within the iPod itself..... and can it be changed to suit either/or.......
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post #7 of 404
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Shipping from Apple is different from them being vacant in the retail channel with none on order. (The guy at the Apple Store said, "Uh......dunno" when I asked him when to expect them.)

Mourning the loss of my iPod,

Mandricard
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P.s. I am boycotting Coke in cans.
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[quote]Originally posted by Mandricard:
<strong>Shipping from Apple is different from them being vacant in the retail channel with none on order. (The guy at the Apple Store said, "Uh......dunno" when I asked him when to expect them.)

Mourning the loss of my iPod,

Mandricard
AppleOutsider

P.s. I am boycotting Coke in cans.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Why don't you just buy a Windows iPod (assuming you can find that) and format it to Mac?

(if you mean they have ABSOLUTELY no ipods I apologize).

[ 01-16-2003: Message edited by: drumbug1 ]</p>
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post #9 of 404
Why risk buying an iPod now when some signs point to an update soon? I might even get one.
post #10 of 404
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[quote]Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce:
<strong>Why risk buying an iPod now when some signs point to an update soon? I might even get one.</strong><hr></blockquote>

If January comes and goes without an update, I think I will. But I am at least waiting until the 25th.

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post #11 of 404
That's a good idea. Maybe Apple will release a temporarily (yet effectively) Mac-only top of the line iPod featuring Firewire 800?
post #12 of 404
[quote]Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce:
<strong>That's a good idea. Maybe Apple will release a temporarily (yet effectively) Mac-only top of the line iPod featuring Firewire 800?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Considering even the fastest 15K RPM HDDs don't touch FireWire 800s maximum throughput, I don't see why Apple would put FireWire 800 on it. It's not like Apple's going to put a second port on it to allow you to daisy chain devices off it...the second port wouldn't be powered either...

I don't see FireWire 800 being used as an expansion port for an iPod-like device either. It's a pod, not a hub.

I saw iPods at Best Buy today anyway...

[ 01-17-2003: Message edited by: Eugene ]</p>
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post #13 of 404
Sorry to hear about your iPod's early and painful demise, Mandricard. At least you have a local Apple Store too now.

I share your suspicion that something is brewing on the iPod front. However, I'm less certain as to the degree of any update to the line. Personally, I'm waiting for a low-end $149 5GB iPod. In addition to music, I'm planning on using it for audio language classes to brush up on my language skills.

Talking about future new hardware, I think that a ruggedized iPod (akin to Sony's Sports Walkman) would sell well. I expect that it would feature a smaller drive than other iPods to keep the price competitive.

I'll inquire about iPods at the Tyson's Corner (VA) store when they finally get a 12" PowerBook demo unit giving me reason to go there.

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post #14 of 404
i dunno about ipod supply...but last week I sent my 10giger (scroll-wheel) in to get it repaired by apple-japan(dying battery) and I got a phone call from apple-japan that they will send me a new unit...so I am hoping that I get the new touch-wheel one instead. But to my disappointment, the new one I got in the mail today was a brand-new scroll wheel.

Damn, if they still got new ones of those kicking around....
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post #15 of 404
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[quote]Originally posted by Escher:
]Sorry to hear about your iPod's early and painful demise, Mandricard. At least you have a local Apple Store too now. <hr></blockquote>

Thank you for ebing a voice of sympathy

[quote]I share your suspicion that something is brewing on the iPod front. However, I'm less certain as to the degree of any update to the line. Personally, I'm waiting for a low-end $149 5GB iPod. In addition to music, I'm planning on using it for audio language classes to brush up on my language skills.<hr></blockquote>

That would be great, but I am not sure if they will ever get components that cheap. Take the plunge, you will never go back: as soon as I new it was ruined I got in my car. that is how addicted I am.

[quote]Talking about future new hardware, I think that a ruggedized iPod (akin to Sony's Sports Walkman) would sell well. I expect that it would feature a smaller drive than other iPods to keep the price competitive.<hr></blockquote>

HOW ABOUT A COKE-PROOF VERSION?!

I personally think the size and form-factor will remain the same... what will change is the components within, and no firewire 800. Overkill.

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post #16 of 404
I think we may see a $199 5 Gig iPod, possibly without the silver back, maybe all plastic or something like that.
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post #17 of 404
a little off topic, but how did the coke can explode? let alone on your ipod? were u using the ipod as a coaster?
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post #18 of 404
I would like to see Apple's take on something like this:

<a href="http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/333/C1383/" target="_blank">http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/333/C1383/</a>

Using SD including Airport or Bluetooth {for wireless dragging and dropping file/folder copy}

maybe a nice 2MP digital camera with 640x480 30fps video capture.

Can all this be had with a long battery life?

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post #19 of 404
[quote]Originally posted by fireants22:
<strong>i dunno about ipod supply...but last week I sent my 10giger (scroll-wheel) in to get it repaired by apple-japan(dying battery) and I got a phone call from apple-japan that they will send me a new unit...so I am hoping that I get the new touch-wheel one instead. But to my disappointment, the new one I got in the mail today was a brand-new scroll wheel.

Damn, if they still got new ones of those kicking around....</strong><hr></blockquote>


All of the 5GB models have the scroll wheels instead of the touch-wheels.
post #20 of 404
duh..i know that...but the 10gigers are all touch-wheel now. (i have the 10gig)
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post #21 of 404
This is really sad! Have you tried to fix it? Open it and clean the goop off the moving parts, dry it with hair dryer, etc.? :eek:
post #22 of 404
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I have tried everything.

I opened it, it is filled with goop. It sits there sadly on my bureau, clicking sporadically.

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post #23 of 404
mandricard

sorry to hear about your ipod but at this link is a fellow who went through the same thing you did. his ipod was dunked in coke and it shows with pics how he cleaned it all up and it seems to be working, check it out and good luck : <a href="http://www.pillowpillow.com/ipodfirstaid/" target="_blank">http://www.pillowpillow.com/ipodfirstaid/</a>

[ 01-18-2003: Message edited by: futuremac ]</p>
post #24 of 404
Hmm, I wouldn't have dunked the HDD or battery in distilled water or 99% alcohol, but the circuit boards and other components for sure. It looks like his HDD was still borked after all that effort. He can probably find some place on Pricewatch that sells those Toshiba HDDs though.
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post #25 of 404
i saw a store last month advertising 10GB iPods as "clearance" and said that they all had to be sold. they didnt give the price but said to come in. i never went. i, too, had hoped something new would be unveiled at MWSF.
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post #26 of 404
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[quote]Originally posted by mac's girl:
i saw a store last month advertising 10GB iPods as "clearance" and said that they all had to be sold. they didnt give the price but said to come in. i never went. i, too, had hoped something new would be unveiled at MWSF.<hr></blockquote>

The plot thickens... perhaps others should go looking for them, as well.

I await avec impatience the 25th of Janurary.

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post #27 of 404
Ummm...no.

The 25th of January is a Saturday (you know the day after Friday)

Doesn't Apple normally update on a Tuesday?
A Saturday release would cause the loss of untold amounts of news coverage and hype.

And the iPod is a product meant to capitalize on news coverage and hype.
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post #28 of 404
Mandricard- I'm assuming that your iPod is under warranty. If it is, you could do what he did to his to get rid of any trace of the coke, and then send it into Apple completely denying any knowledge of why it went wrong.


OT- I got the same HD icon on the screen of mine, and it's being repaired at the moment. On another note, I have full all risks insurance cover (as well as AppleCare) for both my iBook and iPod, and would recommend it to everybody.
post #29 of 404
[quote]Originally posted by Frank777:
<strong>Ummm...no.

The 25th of January is a Saturday (you know the day after Friday)

Doesn't Apple normally update on a Tuesday?
A Saturday release would cause the loss of untold amounts of news coverage and hype.

And the iPod is a product meant to capitalize on news coverage and hype.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I think he suggested the 25th because that's the day iLife is released. I also thought that there would be some other announcements that day. We'll see soon. Here's to hoping....
post #30 of 404
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[quote]Originally posted by Pilmour Boy:
Mandricard- I'm assuming that your iPod is under warranty.<hr></blockquote>

Nope. iPod bought November 2001. First batch.

Rats rats rats.

Anyway, the 25th is a Saturday, but my HOPE is that iLife software might contain clues to a new iPod's capabilities, so that the new one will be HOPEFULLY released on or about the 25th to go with iLife's capabilities.

Hope, as always, springs eternal.

Mandricard
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P.s. If anyone happens to be near a CompUSA or AppleStore, check out their inventory of 10 gig Mac iPods see if I am alone in my experience (and thus just blowing smoke in my own...er...face.).
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post #31 of 404
Apple Store online still has only a 1-2 day wait for the 10 gig but a 3-4 week wait for the 5 gig.
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post #32 of 404
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[quote]Originally posted by jante99:
Apple Store online still has only a 1-2 day wait for the 10 gig but a 3-4 week wait for the 5 gig.<hr></blockquote>

That is understood. The question involves the retail channels.

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post #33 of 404
Pilmour Boy

where do you get this "all risks" insurance coverage from? any company? is it insurance just for computer equipment?

[ 01-19-2003: Message edited by: futuremac ]</p>
post #34 of 404
The insurance is a special add on to my household insurance, which I get from a company called Endsleigh.
post #35 of 404
the five gig isn't available anymore...
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post #36 of 404
[quote]Due to significant holiday demand, the 5GB iPod is temporarily unavailable. <hr></blockquote>

Hmm..
post #37 of 404
A friend of mine works at an Apple Store here in the Northeast and he says they are stocked full with every model, Mac & Windows. So I'm not sure what we are hoping for here, but it might not happen as soon as people hope.
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post #38 of 404
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[quote]Originally posted by clonenode:
A friend of mine works at an Apple Store here in the Northeast and he says they are stocked full with every model, Mac & Windows. So I'm not sure what we are hoping for here, but it might not happen as soon as people hope.<hr></blockquote>

Perhaps it is only my area.... but it did seem strange for both AppleStore & CompUsa to have none in stock and none on order...

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post #39 of 404
Apple Store is saying:

Due to significant holiday demand, the 5GB iPod is temporarily unavailable.

So I think that means it's shortly gonna be dropped.

Any supplies still in shops are obviously last of the line.

[ 01-21-2003: Message edited by: lucida ]</p>
post #40 of 404
We don't know that for sure... They could really just be clear out...
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